Dear Carmel Creek Families,
PTO/PTA groups across the Solana Beach School District annually organize the Family Giving Drive. In the spirit of the season, thank you for your outreach and for supporting our neighbors. Your donations will go a long way to create special memories for our local families.
PTO will be wrapping donated gifts next week. Additional volunteers are always welcome to assist with the wrapping. Thank you to Teresa Wiley and Jade Connolly for chairing this program.
“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” -Amy Collette
Twice each year our school hosts a student book fair. This effort is a wonderful opportunity to ignite the joy of reading and to complete a little holiday shopping. Proceeds will go directly to our school library. We desperately need volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this exciting event please sign up on the “book fair” link located on our website.
Children will have an opportunity to shop during the school day. Additional shopping hours are designated for family access before and after school for your convenience. Children are often proud to bring their saved money for independent shopping. Please remind your child to keep their wallets or money in their backpack. It is also helpful to remind your child that their money is for their own shopping and to not give away to friends. A few little life lessons learned from the past.
As the holiday season is upon us, many children are excited with the potential of receiving new electronic devices. Our school policy, as stated in the student-parent handbook, indicates that
“Any personal portable devices (e.g., cell phones, smartphones, tablets etc.), except for assistive technology to support medical conditions, may not be used during school hours. They should be turned off and remain in the student’s backpack. If students need to call a parent during school hours, they may ask to use a school phone…”
Spirit Day Ahead
December 20th is our next school spirit day. The theme is “Silly Sweater or Holiday Accessories.” The kids are always excited to participate.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break last week.
Lisa Ryder, Principal